Snout Front Flipper with Damascus and Marble Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Snout Front Flipper with Damascus and Marble Carbon Fiber

Maker: Corrie Schoeman (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $690.00
Item num: 102474
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 7.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Black G10 with marble carbon fiber overlays
Style: Front flipper with locking liner
Description: Corrie Schoeman’s knives are world renowned for their beautiful, unique designs. His artistry and design sense are immediately identifiable. Corrie started making knives about 30 years ago while attending school. His first knife was a big Bowie made from a car spring and he obtained a piece of stag from his local zoo for the handle. Fellow students were enthralled and he began taking orders to make more. Even after earning two university degrees, he continued to make knives part-time, but it became such a passion that he is now a full-time knifemaker. He has been a member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa since 1985 and one of the three members of the prospective member evaluation committee. Today, he makes folders and automatics using the best exotic materials. His folders have fileworked liners and backstraps, with attention paid to every detail.
This Snout Flipper is a tremendous example of Corrie's work. The action is silky smooth and consistent, running on caged bearings. The blade is perfectly centered. The front flipper on this folder is extremely easy to use. Its small size means it doesn't get caught on things in the pocket.
The boot dagger ground blade is made from damascus forged from carbon steels and will have excellent edge retention. A swedge along the top moves into a rope fileworked spine providing excellent thumb purchase. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Black G10 is set on fileworked titanium liners and features marble carbon fiber overlays on both sides. A faceted ruby is inlaid into the domed titanium backbar. The symmetrical handle feels geat in the hand and provides plenty of grip to prevent your hand from sliding over the blade during use.
Excellent work throughout!

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